10A Milford Street‚ Ipswich City

For a park with the true trademark heritage feel of Ipswich, you can't go past Queens Park. One of the oldest parks in Queensland - a monument there was erected in 1864 - you can sense the history in the rocks beneath your feet and in the grand, established shady trees.

As you descend the hill entering Ipswich Central from the east, you can't help be impressed with this gracious, green expanse. The playground alone is worth a stop - with the city's coal mining history as its inspiration, the impressive design features a flying fox, fixed model train, Liberty Swing for people in wheelchairs to enjoy a ride and water pumps to cool off. You won't be able to drag the kids away.

The Environmental Education Centre is connected to the indoor-outdoor Queens Park Café, where you can satisfy your hunger cravings before heading off to the renowned Ipswich Nature Centre (opened in 1936) to view cute and furry animals such as wombats, bilbies and quolls. Nearby is the heritage-listed Incinerator Theatre, designed by Walter Burley-Griffin and home to the Ipswich Little Theatre. To complete your visit, stroll around the beautiful and relaxing Japanese Nerima Gardens.

  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Interactive Centre
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Parents Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet

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Recent Reviews

Sue W

Feb 2018

Had a Japanese Tea Cermony in the Japanese Tea House

A special day on the Japanese Calendar, Japan Day, we organised a tea Ceremony for a local chapter of Red Hatters, Roving Red Hat Adventurers from Ipswich and the group came up from Brisbane dressed... more »

Tony t

Sep 2018

Great day out for young family

Queens Park is great for a family day out. The animal park is amazing and the kids loved it. The Japanese gardens are beautiful and a must see and the huge playground is definitely something the kids... more »

Jeanette C

Sep 2018

Nice place

Recently had brunch with a group of 10 family members. Large meals. Food was good. The cafe has a large covered deck which is lovely to sit at even on a rainy day like the day we were there. more »


Nov 2018

Relax a while

A great place to spend time with animals and nature. The Japanese gardens are beautiful with lots of running water. The dingo pups are a delight. A visit to the cafe is a must for good coffee and... more »

Jill H

Nov 2018

Always a favourite stop for the gardens, playgrounds and animals

I often visit this park area when I visit my family in Ipswich. Each time I find a different area of interest...this time the wage dragons and animals were the best and I was able to take photos of... more »